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ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Manages computer systems and networks for laboratories, government organizations, small businesses, and large companies across a variety of industries.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Computer System Administrator are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Network infrastructure, fundamentals, monitoring, and management
  • Configuring hardware and applications, network connectivity, access to resources, and mobile computing
  • Active directory
  • Workstation configuration and deployment
  • Monitoring and maintaining servers and systems
  • Configuring backup and recovery
  • Green IT technologies, tools, and standards

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a wide variety of fields in information technology such as database administrator, network administrator, security administrator, web administrator, or computer operator.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Complete six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Information Technology career technical training programs.
  • Have a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ certification.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Information Technology training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the national standard in computer science training and credentialing.

Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair.  

Advanced Computer System Administrator Numbers to Know

$73K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Organizational skills
Physical strength
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Communication skills
Honesty
Organizational skills
Persistence
Physical strength
Quick decision-making skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism
Teamwork
Attention to detail
Concentration
Dependability
Integrity
Listening skills
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Communication skills
Critical thinking
Dependability
Independence
Professionalism


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